Many Rangel supporters said they were unfazed by news of a $23,000 ethics fine for the long-time Congressman.
The longtime Harlem congressman agreed to pay this fine after the Federal Election Commission found that he violated New York State and city regulations.
“Columbia is not a business, it’s an institution, and just because we are involved with it does not mean we have to be silent,” said one senior.
There is no developer and no funds to realize any of the proposals. But CB9 members are calling it a potential economic jumpstart for the neighborhood.
One construction worker was killed and two were critically injured after a 131st Street building collapsed early Thursday morning.
A committee will focus on outlining specific programs in need of financial support from the Community Benefits Agreement, which is supposed to allocate $76 million to local housing, education, and job initiatives over 15 years.
Although there was talk that Rangel’s district would reach as far north as Mount Vernon, the district will remain centered in Harlem, with the addition of parts of the Bronx.
Jackson said that he supports a plan that would redraw the lines of Charles Rangel’s district—which, according to the 2010 census, is 46 percent Latino—to ensure that a Latino representative would be elected to the seat.
Tenants say that 3333 Broadway's photo ID policy is an invasion of privacy. “People will inevitably lose their IDs, especially kids, and if someone gets robbed, it’s easy access to our apartment,” said one tenant.
Twenty-one City Council members sent Mayor Michael Bloomberg a letter on Tuesday asking him to include Columbia and City College in his plans to bring applied science schools to the city.
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